Tuesday, February 07, 2006

In Port Bay Race

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I did a post on the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Melbourne? Today I'd like to take you back there for the In Port Bay Race where all the competitors get to race each other in the Port Phillips Bay just outside the city.

As usual there was a big turnout, everyone's here to check out the yachts and the friendly race and enjoying the fun day here at Dockland.

The winner of the race was ABN Amro I from the Netherlands. The Dutch sure know how to sail the open seas! Here they are mobbed by the press and spectators and being broadcast via the television networks.

This is ABN Amro I coming in to berth follows closely by a media dingey.

Follows by Pirates Of The Caribbean an American yacht which was the runner up. It is actually named after the Disney movie of the same name!

Third was Movistar a spanish yacht. After that the rest of the yachts came in, there was Ericsson from Sweden, Brasil I from Brazil, ABN Amro II from the Netherlands and Brunel from Australia.

In the evening there was a Jimmy Barnes rock concert. For those who don't know who Jimmy Barnes is, he's a famous australian musician who likes to scream his lungs out when he's singing!


After the concert there was fireworks! What a way to finish the day off..you can watch the fireworks display below, its only 5 minutes long. Go on, you'll love it!


12 comments:

SooHK said...

wow nice fireworks, really wish I was there...

Jacky said...

Awesome fireworks. Where can we see this sort of display in KL? Haha

robin said...

I can see you are so in love with fireworks !!!!

Wuching said...

soohk: thank you! come for a visit sometimes!

jacky: do they have fireworks in kl sometimes?

robin: mate, i'm so in love with fireworks! turns me on when i watch them! :)

Che-Cheh said...

If only I can own one of these baby...

Stargazer said...

Wah...Melbourne's just full of activities! How I miss that artsy city! Eh, how come you don't work? Got time to take all these pictures? Hehe...kidding la...

But a very happy Gong Xi, Gong Xi to you and your family. Maybe you can let my ang pow sit in the bank for a while and collect interest! Hehe.. ;)

You got tagged, btw! :)

Wuching said...

che-cheh: we don't know what our future bring so you never know, you might be sailing one of those one day! :)

stargazer: melbourne IS full of activities! i know i play too hard but i work hard too! kong xi kong xi but i already kena tagged & done that meme so doesn't count! ;P

Jeremy C said...

once again, more nice pics... damn, i miss melbourne when i see those pics... *sigh*

Wuching said...

jeremy: make it your mission to visit melb this year!

Hedonistics Anonymous said...

aiya.. i thought it was about a HORSE RACE!!!!

haha. nice pics though! :)

Wuching said...

hedo: soli to have dissapointed u! :(

Jacky said...

In KL? Yeah, one or two shots in the eve of CNY maybe... haha... nothing compared to Sarawak, where you may have 30minutes straight in most areas.